Campaigning to curb supermarket power

New Haw, Surrey

Shopkeepers in The Broadway are campaigning against plans for a Tesco Express store at 302 Woodham Lane – currently the Warmans Motor Company showroom.

Worried traders decided to start a paper petition opposing the plans, which in just a week had secured the signatures of more than 1,300 villagers. Two thousand people have now signed the petition, with 120 more signing an online petition.

United Kingdom
51° 21' 34.0344" N, 0° 29' 16.6596" W
Surrey GB

Campaign Updates
New Haw, Surrey

7 August 2015
Tesco abandons plans
31 December 2014
Tesco win appeal

Planning inspector Diane Fleming wrote in her decision document that it was clear the council had "no objection" to the proposed change of use or the extensions to the building, but instead the main issue was the effect of the development on "the safe and efficient operation of the highway network near the appeal site". She allowed the appeal, placing a number of conditions on the development including regarding the operating period of the store and servicing, and a store management plan, highway works, parking and a construction management plan.

31 July 2014
Tesco submit appeal
23 April 2014
Tesco plans rejected

Members of Runnymede Borough Council's planning committee voted to reject the plans for the LA Motor Company site were not suitable due to the lack of turning space for large delivery lorries.

3 February 2014
Tesco submit revised plans